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With turmoil at home, Venezuela Little Leaguers get big lift

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The players from Venezuela look as happy as any other team, dancing to "Shake Your Groove Thing" with the...

Venezuela youth orchestra tour is canceled, pushing Dudamel into the center of a political storm

When I met Gustavo Dudamel three years ago to talk about his upcoming TchaikovskyFest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he took a while to get...

Venezuela’s National Youth Orchestra visit to Ravinia cancelled

Politics and music are making for uneasy bedfellows these days. The highly anticipated Ravinia Festival debut of conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s  ...

Venezuela Cancels Gustavo Dudamel Tour After His Criticisms

Stung by Mr. Dudamel’s recent statements, the Venezuelan government called off his concerts next month with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Colombia offers asylum to ousted Venezuela prosecutor

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is offering asylum to Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor, who fled to the country last week.

Washington Will Impose Greater Sanctions On Venezuela

Will the U.S. target Citgo next? Depends on how the October elections go.

Visitors descend on Charleston in anticipation of total solar eclipse

Ben Shapo has watched a total solar eclipse from a crowded beach in Venezuela, a lake in Hungary and a desert in Mexico. When deciding where to...

Dudamel worked to free an arrested Venezuelan musician, and he's taking heat from President Maduro

Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director who has slowly been pulled deeper into the political and economic crisis of his native...

Venezuela’s pro-government assembly moves to take power from elected congress

Move puts all branches of government under President Nicolás Maduro’s control, critics say.

Antonio Senzatela returns to Rockies rotation rested and, he hopes, armed with a bigger arsenal

In his drive through a rookie season with twists, Antonio Senzatela continues trying to maximize time. The 22-year-old right-hander from Venezuela,...

Venezuela congress rejects what it denounces as government takeover

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected a government bid to usurp many of its powers, vowing to continue its legislative...

Venezuela’s New, Powerful Assembly Takes Over Legislature’s Duties

The Constituent Assembly granted itself wide powers to write and pass all legislation, a move that essentially nullified the opposition-led...

Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers

Venezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to...

Venezuela intensifies crackdown on government critics

Maduro loyalists are targeting opponents and pursuing a new law to punish dissent.

Venezuelan president blasts maestro Dudamel for speaking out

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blasting his one-time supporter and classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel.